Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first of the Costco-beers. A friend had a mixture of these in his fridge the other day. Intrigued, I grabbed this one.
A dark orange/copper color with a small off-white head on top. Nice floral aromas with citrus and a dry straw -like scent on the finish. Definitely some hoppy-ness in the nose.
Crisp, moderate heft bolster this beer well. Good feel to hold up to the bitterness thatís to come. Flavors of bitter hops, semi-sweet orange slices, dry grains - all meld together to create a simple easy-drinking ale. The hops arenít the most flavorful here, but they get the job done.
I see these beers as being great gateway beers for people newly into craft beer. Theyíre simple and tasty, and the pricepoint will appeal to the masses as well.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Best by: Oct 23, 2011
A: Pours a amber ale with brilliant clarity. Two fingers of peanut head falls over a few moments to a sheet of the same.
S: Hmmm, malt. Sweet malts. Not really getting any hops on the nose here. Lemme try again...Nope, malt and butterscotch. Fail.
T: So, still really malty. WTF. Damn nearly an amber. The bottle says 67 IBU, I canít believe it. There just must be sooo much residual sugar that the beer tastes like sweet wheat and barley malts. Man, this is the first Iíve had of the 24 pack my wife convinced me to buy, and Iím not really looking forward to the rest. Okay, a few minutes in and thereís a hint of bitterness on the back end.
M: Medium body with moderate to low carb. Dry finish.
O: see above. Not impressive. Not an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper penny in color with a pure white rapidly fading head. Piney aroma, really fresh. Spicy hops with a bit of citrus on the tongue. Nice malt balance.
markas101 (1754) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium amber-orange. Thin soapy head. Faint resin aroma, some passion fruit and resin. Sharp taste, then a metallic spice. Finish is long and bitter, more resin coming through.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from my BIL
Drank from the bottle at night while burning a brush pile. Pine bitterness and caramel. OK, but I like the amber better.
trapped (455) - TURKEY - OCT 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Rich yellow color, off-white foamy head, faint hops aroma, weak hoppy taste, fairly abrupt finish. The hops aroma and taste is very weak for an IPA, disappointing.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At a party: Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is nondescript hops and corporate malts. Taste is bitter, but the hops lack any real good flavor or anything like that. Kind of sweet and sticky in an unpleasant way. Really grudgingly mediocre.
Rrauth (917) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Beerilicious iphone app: no aroma that is worth a darn orange hazy minimal head actually tastes sour to start and bitter to finish medium body watery soft carbonation
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a foamy ivory head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste of caramel, pine, skunk, and wet leather. Not as bad as expected but definitely not great. It was worth a try.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel brown, loose white head. Lots of caramel and pine in the aroma, plus some earthy notes. Clean, floral hops and a earthy, caramel finish. Not great, but nicely serviceable IPA. I would drink this again.
BlowOffTube (258) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Made for the masses. Party pleaser sampler pack. Pours a rust color with a huge off white head. Citrus aroma and pine and citrus hops within a very watery beer. Nice attempt but no where near a good ipa.